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  • Bee sting, moose cause two separate accidents

    Encounters with wildlife led to injuries in two separate accidents Wednesday night in Washington and North Idaho.


  • Grief counselors help after tragic air race crash

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Mixed in with the hot-dog stands, souvenir T-shirt tents, barbecue pits and model airplanes is a different kind of booth this year behind the grandstand at …


  • Common type of rail car has dangerous design flaw

    CHICAGO (AP) — For two decades, one of the most commonly used types of rail tanker has been allowed to haul hazardous liquids from coast to coast even though transportation …


  • Nev. air race goes on 1 year after deadly crash

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — The vintage World War II fighters roaring out of the Valley of Speed are as loud as ever, their colorful paint jobs as bright as the …


  • Smaller memorials on 11th anniversary of 9/11

    NEW YORK (AP) — There were still the tearful messages to loved ones, clutches of photos and flowers, and moments of silence. But 11 years after Sept. 11, Americans appeared …


  • US lawsuits target Carnival in Italy cruise crash

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Despite legal obstacles that might force them to sue in Italy, hundreds of Costa Concordia passengers and up to 1,000 businesses on the island where …


  • Biden: Country hasn’t forgotten 9/11 families

    SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Ceremonies in New York City, Washington, D.C., and a western Pennsylvania field are a reminder that the nation hasn’t forgotten the victims of the worst terrorist …


  • Fewer 9/11 families on hand for 11th anniversary

    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans marked the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks Tuesday in familiar but subdued ceremonies that put grieving families ahead of politicians and …


  • 11th anniversary ceremony of 9/11 begins in NY

    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans paused again Tuesday to mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks with familiar ceremony, but also a sense that it’s time …


  • Colleagues mourn officer killed in Obama motorcade

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The danger in seemingly banal police work of directing traffic and shutting down roadways gained new attention Monday as colleagues mourned an officer who …


  • Fla. officer in Obama motorcade struck, killed

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A motorcycle police officer who was part of President Barack Obama’s motorcade to a campaign event in Florida died Sunday after being struck by …


  • Son: ‘Seagull’ author Bach speaking, slowly heals

    Writer Richard Bach, author of the inspirational best-seller “Jonathan Livingston Seagull,” is able to speak a few words and respond to simple commands as he remains hospitalized in intensive care …


  • Family, truck driver die in storms in NE Oklahoma

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Fierce thunderstorms with strong winds tore through Oklahoma, killing a truck driver and a family whose mobile home was flipped into a creek. One storm rolled …


  • Officer charged in Arkansas teen’s shooting death

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A police officer who fatally shot a 15-year-old Arkansas boy was charged with felony manslaughter Friday after investigators determined his account of the incident didn’t …


  • NY police accidentally shoot shop worker to death

    NEW YORK (AP) — A police officer shot and killed a convenience store worker who plowed into him on a sidewalk while frantically fleeing an armed robbery early Friday, a …


  • Peterson case shifts to appeal, missing 4th wife

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — She loomed over Drew Peterson’s murder trial, though her disappearance and the suspicion that the former Illinois police officer killed her was never mentioned in front …


  • Attention turns to Peterson’s missing 4th wife

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — She loomed over Drew Peterson’s murder trial, though her disappearance and the suspicion that the former Illinois police officer killed her was never mentioned in front …


  • Attention now turns to Peterson’s 4th wife

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — She loomed over Drew Peterson’s murder trial, though her disappearance and the suspicion that the former Illinois police officer killed her was never mentioned in front …


  • Wis. dad, friend charged in pit bull attack on son

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin man who suspected an 18-year-old visiting his home of stealing morphine and gold coins was charged Thursday with tying the teen by his ankles and …


  • APNewsBreak: Tests confirm oil came from BP spill

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Laboratory tests show that globs of oil found on two Louisiana beaches after Hurricane Isaac came from the 2010 BP spill. Tests run by Louisiana State …


  • Oil from BP spill uncovered by Isaac’s waves

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Waves from Hurricane Isaac uncovered oil previously buried along Gulf Coast beaches, exposing crude that wasn’t cleaned up after the BP spill in 2010. Since Isaac …


  • 2 minor injuries in French nuclear plant incident

    PARIS (AP) — A steam blast at France’s oldest nuclear plant Wednesday left two workers with slight finger burns and revived calls to reduce this country’s heavy reliance on nuclear …


  • NTSB: Anti-collision aids needed for large planes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board wants to see ground collision warning systems on all large commercial airliners. The board recommended Wednesday that the Federal Aviation Administration require …


  • India’s emergency medical care system in tatters

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Bharat Singh saw headlights zooming toward his motorbike and swerved. For a split second, he thought he had dodged the truck. Then his passenger screamed. Singh …


  • India’s emergency care system in tatters

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Bharat Singh saw headlights zooming toward his motorbike and swerved. For a split second, he thought he had dodged the truck. Then his passenger screamed. Singh …


  • Days after Isaac, flooding and outages remain

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Much of a finger-shaped parish southeast of New Orleans was still covered with floodwater Sunday and more than 200,000 people across Louisiana still didn’t have any …


  • Texas pilot killed in Iowa air show crash

    DALLAS (AP) — Glenn Smith left a lucrative job at a Dallas-area technology firm for an early retirement of restoring Soviet fighter jets and flying to exhibitions across the country. …


  • Son says author Richard Bach improving

    SEATTLE (AP) — Best-selling author Richard Bach remained in serious condition Sunday, recovering from injuries suffered when his small plane clipped power lines and crashed. But his son said he …


  • Pilot killed in Iowa air show crash

    DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A pilot was killed when his plane crashed during an air show in eastern Iowa, authorities said Saturday. The Soviet-era retired military jet was performing in …


  • NY teen killed on party bus mourned

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mourning the death of a beloved student in a gruesome accident, English teacher Jane Lynch spoke of the 16-year-old in a trembling voice. Friends sent sad …


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